Sami El-Khazen Monumental Chandelier


Sami El-Khazen for Arredoluce – Unique Torciere della Cultura Ceiling Light Registered in the Arredoluce Archive under number #0192407 The seminal Lebanese architect and artist Sami El-Khazim conceived the design of the Lebanese Pavillion at the World’s Fair in New York in 1964. The centerpiece of the Pavillion was a monumental ceiling lamp that was produced by Arredoluce titled, ‘Torciere della Cultura’. The work was acquired after the fair by The Shah of Iran for use in the palace dining room. The ceiling light was sent to the Arredoluce factory in Monza where it was dismantled and re-engineered into the present smaller proportioned work. Provenance World’s Fair, New York, 1964
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, The Shah of Iran, 1965

Sami El-Khazen
Nickel-Plated Bronze
40" Dia x 40" H (fixture only) 59" H (including stem)

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